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Sept. 2, 2016
INDIANAPOLIS - State Rep. Sue Errington (D-Muncie) said recycling grants, ranging from $1,000 through $500,000, are available through the State of Indiana.
Indiana municipalities and not-for-profit organizations, as well as private and public businesses, are eligible to apply to the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM). The grants require a 50-percent match.
The application deadline is Oct. 17, 2016.
“The proposals should show the need for the particular project as well as how it will be responsible for increasing the amount of recycled material and how there will be an overall reduction in municipal solid waste shipped for final disposal,” said Errington. “It is also important to demonstrate a partnership with the local community in an effort to increase the public awareness of recycling through education and outreach. Recycling continues to grow in Indiana and is of critical importance to the future of our state.”
The Recycling Market Development Board will make the decisions about which projects will be given grants by the end of the year.
To apply or receive more information, contact Pam Koons by telephone, (800)451-6027, or through this email,
. One may also visit IDEM’s website at www.in.gov/idem/recycle/index.htm.